Be not so easy to react, as the world does,
let us remember it is the Spirit in us to move,
we would think we could tell when the Spirit
allows balance, not pride or arrogance remove?
Light can be seen in the remotest and darkest
valleys, even denied… light as light is a constant,
God is the Creator of the fabric of time and space
and they are but folds to be removed, restraint,
it is by grace and extreme patience we exist so…
life is fragile in our weaknesses… but in His hand
to learn the almighty cares for each of us called
or elect but when called we are to make His stand,
know when you come to the valley of the shadow
of death it is death that will suffer and not you,
for those under the hand of God, protected, is
eternal life (begun here) and know it’s true,
“Death, where is thy sting?” This comes to our
realization of life being endless, not passing
except from one life to the next… to continue
to be then judged by God, His choice lasting.
1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The word resurrection, usually points out our existence beyond the grave. Of the apostle’s doctrine not a trace can be found in all the teaching of philosophers. The doctrine of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the foundation of Christianity. Remove this, and all our hopes for eternity sink at once. And it is by holding this truth firm, that Christians stand in the day of trial, and are kept faithful to God. We believe in vain, unless we keep in the faith of the gospel. This truth is confirmed by Old Testament prophecies; and many saw Christ after he was risen.
All that are by faith united to Christ, are by his resurrection assured of their own. The proof of the resurrection of the body is the resurrection of our Lord. Even those who died in the faith, had perished in their sins, if Christ had not risen. All who believe in Christ, have hope in him, as a Redeemer; hope for redemption and salvation by him; but if there is no resurrection, or future recompence, their hope in him can only be as to this life.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Psalm143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
[Below is found in abstract… from here.]
This hope, which seems to burst through the boundaries of death, is expressed in more apocalyptic terms in Isaiah 65:17-19. Daniel envisions a resurrection and judgment assigning those raised to everlasting life or everlasting shame and contempt ( Dan 12:1-3 ). To die, however, generally meant that one entered the mysterious underworld beyond of Sheol or Hades.
[Below is also in abstraction, found here.]
have not the knowledge of God–and so know not His power in the resurrection ( Matthew 22:29 ). Stronger than “are ignorant of God.” An habitual ignorance: wilful, in that they prefer to keep their sins, rather than part with them, in order to know God (compare John 7:17 , 1 Peter 2:15 ).